Course Title: Grade 9 Science
Course Code: SNC1D
Course Type: Academic
Format: Online School Course
Tuition Fee (CAD): $449
Course Description for SNC1D Grade 9 Science Online Course
Grade 9 Science (SNC1D) enables students to develop their understanding of basic concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and physics, and to relate science to technology, society, and the environment. Throughout the course, students will develop their skill in the processes of scientific investigation. Students will acquire an understanding of scientific theories and conduct investigations related to sustainable ecosystems; atomic and molecular structures and the properties of elements and compounds; the study of the universe and its properties and components; and the principles of electricity.
Summary of Units and Timelines for Grade 9 Science SNC1D
Below is the suggested sequence of course unit delivery as well as the recommended number of hours to complete the respective unit. Please note that while the unit called “Scientific Investigation Skills and Career Exploration” is not listed below, however the specific expectations listed in this unit are threaded and incorporated within the delivery and assessment of the other five units. For complete details of targeted expectations within each unit and activity, please see each Unit Overview found in the SNC1D course profile.
|Unit Order||Unit Name||Suggested Time|
|Unit 1||Chemistry: Atoms, Elements, and Compounds||30 hours|
|Unit 2||Biology: Sustainable Ecosystems||30 hours|
|Mid Semester Point|
|Unit 3||Physics: The Characteristics of Electricity||25 hours|
|Unit 4||Earth and Space Science: The Study of the Universe||20 hours|
|FINAL||Final Exam||5 hours|
- To relate science to technology, society, and the environment
- To develop the skills, strategies, and habits of mind required for scientific inquiry
- To understand the basic concepts of science
The organization of the course is packaged into four distinct units which correspond directly with the Ontario Curriculum, Grades 9 and 10 Science document. As outlined in Growing Success, 2010, teachers will provide an assessment for learning task at the beginning of the course; after the pre-unit. Teachers will be able to use the results of this diagnostic to identify gaps in concepts for learners and provide opportunities to bridge these gaps preparing all learners to be successful in the Grade 9 academic science course by establishing a strong prerequisite foundation.
Examples of accommodations (but not limited to) include:
- Adjustment and or extension of time required to complete assignments or summative tasks
- Providing alternative assignments or summative tasks
- Use of scribes and/or other assistive technologies
- Simplifying the language of instruction
Teachers will bring additional resources and teaching materials that provide a rich and diverse learning environment. Units in this course profile make specific reference to the intended textbook for this course but can be substituted for any relevant and approved text.
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- “Animationsindex.” Welcome : Department of Chemistry. Web. 22 January 2011.
- “Virtual Chemistry Experiments.” Davidson College Chemistry Resources. Web. 22 January 2011.